The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.
On or about August 16, 2015, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Scurry, the RN administered Dexamethasone to a patient without a valid physician’s order. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that the administration of medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
The RN also documented a verbal physician’s order for Dexamethasone for a patient when she had not actually obtained an order. In addition, she asked a Nurse Practitioner to authorize the aforementioned order after she had already administered the medication. Her conduct was deceptive, creating an inaccurate medical record that subsequent care givers might erroneously rely on to further medicate the patient.
Additionally, the RN changed the medication administration record (MAR) for a patient without authorization by changing it to look as though the medication had not been given the previous shift. Her conduct was deceptive, creating an inaccurate medical record that subsequent care givers might erroneously rely on in deciding appropriate medication for the patient.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. She acknowledges she administered the medication without a current order. However, she states the documents provided by the facility do not support her falsifying a verbal order under a Nurse Practitioner’s name, and falsifying the medication administration record for the patient.
However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.